There is a danger that the round-robin stages will run out of steam but the steady concentration of games around different venues will breathe life into the provincial system. Was never convinced they ever went away. They are back in the sense that teams will be highly wary of meeting them. It will be no surprise if they feature in the All-Ireland semi-finals and after that, muscle memory will kick in. The league just further confirmed that Brian Cody sees it as a way to breed winning habits.
David Burke , Galway. When he is song, so it is with Galway. Limerick could give it a go this summer and in a strange way, it may be surprising if Waterford can return to the heights of last year. Galway.